Post-Bloggers Bash Update

Hello, everyone.

It’s been over a week since I attended the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards in London, and it has also been over a month since my last post. My apologies for slacking, because as usual I’ve swamped myself with projects other than writing for the blog. However, as expected the Bash inspired me and I feel the need to write a short follow-up to it and to inform you of the changes I will be making to this blog.

First things first, a massive thank you to the Bash committee, Sacha, Ali, Geoff and Hugh for once again forcing a group of introverts to leave their desks and interact in real life. There was very little squirming or embarrassment, but rather an abundance of laughter, swapped stories and new friendships being forged. In all, it was a resounding success. Every single person I spoke to was incredibly interesting and each had their own take on blogging and what it meant to them. I received some touching compliments and encouragement regarding my own efforts as well as some practical advice which I will be acting on from today.

The first piece of advice I will take is not to beat myself up about the infrequency of my posts in recent months. I both admire and loathe those of you who can write consistently and well for your blogs, but I am not part of that elite group. I need more time to edit and rewrite my work so that I am happy enough for it to be put online, so I need to chill out and recognise that my readers don’t want me to rush. Thank you to all of you wonderful bloggers at the Bash for spelling this out to me, as apparently I needed to hear it.

Secondly, I will be providing links to my previous stories in new posts. If I have an older story which is similar, I will link to it. Sounds obvious, right? Evidently not, as it hadn’t occurred to me before! This is something I will whole-heartedly get behind, as anything which brings fresh eyes to my older stories is a winner to me!

Finally, I will start posting fiction from other blogs on here very soon. There is a wealth of excellent writers of fiction on WordPress, many of whom encourage and inspire me every time I read their work. So, expect to see some great work from other writers in the coming days, courtesy of this fiction addict!

That just about rounds it up for me today. Thank you to all my followers for your patience and your kind words. Thank you to the new friends I made at the Bash for listening to me waffle on about story writing and actual following me afterwards! I hope to remain worthy of your interest.

WordPress informed me that I have been blogging for two years now, and I can scarcely believe it! Here’s to the next year, and watch this space for exciting new things!

 

P.S. – Please do check out the list of bloggers who attended the Bash, as seen below. I must admit that I pinched this list from another more diligent blogger. I am far too lazy to create my own, so I must apologise for the blatant steal! Check them out anyway, they are all such excellent and admirable hobbits!

But I Smile Anyway

Shelley Wilson

Willowdot21

Graeme Cumming Dot Net

If Only I Could Read Faster

M J Mallon Author (Kyrosmagica)

BlondeWriteMore

SC Skillman

SaylingAway

A View From My Summerhouse

Allie Potts Writes

Journey To Ambeth

My Dad Is A Goldfish

E. De Sousa

Julie Lawford

Sun In Gemini

Alex Raphael

Ellenbest24

Elena Peters

Inside The Mind Of Davy D

Lance Greenfield

Smorgasbord – Variety Is The Spice Of Life

Icy Sedgwick

The Gay Stepdad

Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride

Rereading Jane Eyre

BOOKSTORMER

Image & Word

Melanie Roussel

Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

Suzie Speaks

My Chestnut Reading Tree

Jot to Jot

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41 thoughts on “Post-Bloggers Bash Update

  1. I feel a bit guilty being on this list as I wasn’t able to make it. Something came up which meant it was impossible for me to go. I enjoyed it last year so will hope to be there again. I will most certainly use it to read more of the bloggers who could make it. Including yours 😊

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  2. We spoke about my not blogging since April as we moved to the other side of the country then waited weeks to get keys and now have a wealth of jobs to do on a Victorian building. Sometimes you have no choice and you have to step back re evaluate and come back powerful. Pleased to have met you

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    • That’s odd, it ought to send you an email. I’ll ask around with my other followers and see if this is a recurring thing. I’m almost certain I selected a “notify by email’ option, but I can’t be 100% sure. Bear with me!

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  3. Glad you got lots out of the bash – some well-needed confidence to start with! You should never worry about the frequency of your posting, people who enjoy your work (me!) will always come and read even if it’s once a month…because you’re worth reading 🙂

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  4. It was great to see you at The Bloggers Bash, Adam. You’ve written a lovely post about it and like everyone will say, don’t worry about how often you publish posts. As Sally said, it’s your blog and you should live by your rules. Thanks so much for bringing your copy of Glimpses along and asking me to sign it. That was the first time somebody asked me directly to sign a copy, so thanks again. Lovely to speak to you after the event. Don’t hesitate to contact me if I can be of any further help. No doubt we’ll be speaking soon.

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    • Thank you,Hugh ☺ It was lovely to see you & thanks for being a good sport and signing your book for me! Glad to hear you were pleased to have been asked, and I’m sure I won’t be the last! 😉
      I will be in touch, I’m sure. Thanks again for your encouragement.

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